New Year’s Eve

New Year’s Eve was originally published: Kepler, Jimmie A. “New Year’s Eve,” Poetry & Prose Magazine, January 2012. Volume 3, Issue 15, Moonchild Designs, page 20. http://en.calameo.com/read/000339139f8d88e795466 (January 2012). Jimmie Aaron Kepler is an award-winning short story writer, poet, and indie author. He is the creator of the science fiction with faith series, The Liberator’s Helper.… Continue reading New Year’s Eve

Tumbleweed Snowman

I lived in two desert communities when growing up. The locations were Phoenix, Arizona and El Paso, Texas. In the 1950s and 1960s, both areas had little snow and lots of tumbleweeds. The residents tired of the same old snowless Christmas. There was almost no hope of snowfall. Without the snow, there would be no… Continue reading Tumbleweed Snowman

Just For Fun – Pictures of Where I Have Lived

I thought it would be fun to collect pictures of the houses I have lived in from birth to my current 60 plus years. It wasn’t as easy as I thought it would be, but it was fun putting these together. Below is visual proof  of my lack of “roots”, that is my not feeling… Continue reading Just For Fun – Pictures of Where I Have Lived

Pioneer Plaza & Texas Longhorns

Pioneer Plaza: Located just north of the Dallas Convention Center is Pioneer Plaza. It is a large public park in the Convention Center District of downtown Dallas, Texas. The centerpiece of the Pioneer Plaza is large sculptures. It is a heavily visited tourist site. Located next to Pioneer Park Cemetery, which features the Confederate War… Continue reading Pioneer Plaza & Texas Longhorns

Just For Fun – Pictures of Where I Have Lived

I thought it would be fun to collect pictures of the houses I have lived in from birth to my current 60 plus years. It wasn’t as easy as I thought it would be, but it was fun putting these together. Below is visual proof  of my lack of “roots”, that is my not feeling… Continue reading Just For Fun – Pictures of Where I Have Lived

Arbor Hills Nature Preserve – Plano, Texas

Most Saturdays I get up around 5:30 AM. I head to my favorite Starbucks arriving about 6:00 AM. I spend the next two hours writing. After I complete my morning writing, I drive to the Arbor Hills Nature Preserve in Plano, Texas. It is located in west Plano where the boarders of the cities of… Continue reading Arbor Hills Nature Preserve – Plano, Texas

March 19, 2014

Today in Texas History: Today is March 19, 2014. It is the 78th day of the year. On this date in March 19 Isidro Félix de Espinosa began his career as a Franciscan. Isidro Félix de Espinosa was born in Querétaro, Mexico, on November 26, 1679. His parents were Isidro de Espinosa and Gertrudis de… Continue reading March 19, 2014

March 17, 2014

On This Day in Texas History: On this day in 1884, Frank “Bring ‘Em Back Alive” Buck was born in Gainesville, Texas. He was a hunter and “collector of wild animals,” as well as a movie actor, director, writer and producer. He traveled the world catching and shipping exotic animals to zoos and circuses. He… Continue reading March 17, 2014

March 12, 2014

This Day in Texas History: It is Wednesday March 12, 2014. It is the 71st day of 2014. There are 294 days left in the year. On this date in 1836 the Battle of Refugio began. It was a battle in the Texas War for Independence and part of the Goliad Campaign. It took place… Continue reading March 12, 2014

March 7, 2014

This Day in Texas History: It is Friday March 7, 2014. It is the 66th day of 2014. There are 299 days left in the year. Did you know the Bluebonnet is the state flower of Texas. If you are from Texas of course you know that. If you’re not from here, but got here… Continue reading March 7, 2014